On Tuesday 13th December the Hertfordshire POhWER Local Members with the support of Community Development Worker Natasha Bartley, hosted their 2016 Christmas Celebration Day at the Forum, IBIS Hotel in Stevenage.

The day was a chance for Hertfordshire members to come together with staff and let their hair down while also celebrating the achievements of the year.

As it’s POhWER’s 20th Birthday this year, there was even more reason to celebrate. It was lovely to see some of our founder members, Judith Smart and Steven Rathbone (who are also vice presidents) mixing with newer members and local groups that attended.

Entertainment for the day was provided by local musician Ben Smith who played and sang live and had the crowd up and dancing throughout the afternoon. There were also games such as, ‘guess how many sweets are in the jar’, which was won by member David James and ‘guess the name of the bear’, which was won by support worker Linda Meek.

Food was kindly provided by Natasha and her aunty Joy who also baked a very tasty POhWER cake!

The day was paid for with the remainder of the money raised by the POhWER local group earlier in the year.

After such a tremendous effort this year promoting POhWER with the roadshow and at the Shout About it event, it was lovely for the members to celebrate all their hard work and also talk about plans for 2017 which looks set to be another busy year.